Second article of the week-end!

I bought my first DSLR 4 days ago, it's a Nikon D5000.

Nikon D5000 Photo Test

As I don't have the skill to make a technical critic of the beast, I simply show what I could do with it.

Nikon D5000 Photo Test

I mainly used the scene selection. You can choose from 11 different pre-selected settings.

Nikon D5000 Photo Test

I never used a DSLR before and I was little bit worried, but what I have here makes me quite happy for now.

Nikon D5000 Photo Test

I am sure the DSLR veterans will notice some horrible mistakes though...

Nikon D5000 Photo Test

I set-up to 500px the width of each photos for the blog, but you can find the 1024px photos on my Zooomr.
I am afraid that the pictures are also over compressed from the originals, we lose a lot. I have to think how to fix this.

Nikon D5000 Photo Test

Maybe I have to give more space to the photos in the articles also... 500px is really too small to appreciate the DSLR shots.

Nikon D5000 Photo Test

For now I have only one lens, as I bought the basic kit with the 18mm-55mm lens.

Nikon D5000 Photo Test

It costs about 100000 yens at Yodobashi Camera, but having 20000 points on my card, I paid "only" 80000 yens which was kind of a limit I imposed to myself.

Nikon D5000 Photo Test

For the Keirin (cycling race) shot, I was too far so I did the zoom after in iPhoto, that's why the quality is so-so on this one.

Nikon D5000 Photo Test

(it's not my house if you wonder ... ^_^;)

With the camera I also received some software to install but still did not check them...

Nikon D5000 Photo Test

Do people use the software provided by the camera makers? Or use only Adobe or Mac softwares?

There's also a video mode on the camera but I did not try it too much, so nothing "interesting" to show for now. It seems to be the weak point of this camera if I trust all the critics, but I think it will be more than enough for my "needs".

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By Muza-chan At 2009-05-17 07:09:35
from Romania ,Blogging about Japan

My favorite is the one with the bicycle race. Never mind the sharpness, it has beautiful colors and you captured an interesting moment (the last two cyclers). :)

As for your question on software, I'm a Nikon user myself (D90) and as I never was a fan of Adobe, I use now Capture NX2.

By k At 2009-05-17 07:56:39
from tokyo

nice pictures!

By Jérome At 2009-05-17 08:25:54
from soon in bed ,soon sleeping

Thanks! I like also the keirin one, next time I'll go, I will try to shoot from the field with a more proper lens. It should be interesting!

By nictos At 2009-05-17 09:04:45
from home ,watching United and Arsenal

I've been thinking about getting a D5000; photos really look nice, man.

By cjg of eroticalee At 2009-05-24 14:45:55
from Canada

Nice work. May I suggest that you read Ken Rockwells Nikon blog. Just google it.Great blog for owners of Nikon and he has lens suggestions. I would recommend you read his thoughts on the 18-200 zoom lens.

By Jérome At 2009-05-25 06:49:17
from Home ,preparing my bag for Vietnam

Thanks for the advice, I will check the site. I am going to Vietnam for 4 days from tomorrow, I hope I'll be able to shoot some good photos but the weather will be bad all the week...It will be rainy pictures, ( and maybe videos...)

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